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Posts tagged "Americans with Disabilities Act"

The right to reasonable accommodations

As a worker with a disability, it is important to fully understand your rights. The Americans With Disabilities Act is in place for a reason, as it is meant to protect the many disabled individuals who are part of America's workforce.

Facts about the Americans with Disabilities Act

It doesn't matter if you work in Florida or another state, you should become familiar with the finer details of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This may not sound like something you need to worry about, especially if you are not in a position of authority, but you never know when the information could come in handy.

Who enforces the Americans with Disabilities Act?

Our Florida readers, as well as those in other states, should become familiar with the finer details of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This knowledge could come in handy should you or a loved one be discriminated against at your place of employment as the result of a disability.

Are there laws protecting against disability discrimination?

It doesn't matter if you live and work in Florida or another state, there are laws that protect you against disability discrimination. In addition to federal laws, some of which we are going to discuss below, there are others, such as state laws, that are similar in nature.

What are the causes of workplace disability discrimination?

Despite the fact that workplace disability discrimination was outlawed nearly 25 years ago, thanks to the Americans with Disabilities Act, this still remains a problem in many parts of the country.

Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation

Disability discrimination remains a problem throughout the United States, despite the fact that there are laws in place to protect employees and help employers understand what they can and cannot do.

Former Orange City officer sues city for discriminatory firing

A former Florida police officer is suing Orange City, alleging that he was wrongfully terminated because of the extended absences he took while he was battling cancer. The plaintiff, who is 27, was diagnosed with testicular cancer in January 2012.

Florida pastor sues a city over disability discrimination claims

Does a city's refusal to allow the opening of a residential-based prison diversion program designed for recovering alcohol and substance addicts violate the federal Americans with Disabilities Act? That's exactly what a Bunnell, Florida, pastor is claiming and he has filed a lawsuit against Bunnell to have the controversy resolved legally. The pastor is seeking permission to establish his Open Door Re-entry and Recovery Ministry in a residential home located at 309 East Booe Street in Bunnell.

Advocates push to make pregnancy akin to a temporary disability

Disability laws on the state and federal level that protect Florida individuals from discrimination in the workplace are well established. It may have taken some time, but a lot of employers are seeing the benefits of following the Americans With Disabilities Act and providing their injured or disabled employees with some reasonable accommodation.

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